Parallel Verses

Darby Translation

For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked.

New American Standard Bible

For I was envious of the arrogant
As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

King James Version

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Holman Bible

For I envied the arrogant;
I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

International Standard Version

For I was envious of the proud when I observed the prosperity of the wicked.

A Conservative Version

For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

American Standard Version

For I was envious at the arrogant, When I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Amplified


For I was envious of the arrogant
As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Bible in Basic English

Because of my envy of the men of pride, when I saw the well-being of the wrongdoers.

Julia Smith Translation

For I was envious at the foolish; I shall see the peace of the unjust

King James 2000

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Lexham Expanded Bible

because I envied the boastful [when] I saw [the] well-being of [the] wicked.

Modern King James verseion

For I was jealous of the proud, when I saw the peace of the wicked.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

And why? I was grieved at the wicked, to see the ungodly in such prosperity.

NET Bible

For I envied those who are proud, as I observed the prosperity of the wicked.

New Heart English Bible

For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

The Emphasized Bible

For I was envious of the boasters, At the prosperity of the lawless, used I to look.

Webster

For I was envious at the foolish, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

World English Bible

For I was envious of the arrogant, when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

Youngs Literal Translation

The peace of the wicked I see, That there are no bands at their death,

References

Hastings

Context Readings

God's Ways Vindicated

2 But as for me, my feet were almost gone, my steps had well nigh slipped; 3 For I was envious at the arrogant, seeing the prosperity of the wicked. 4 For they have no pangs in their death, and their body is well nourished;


Cross References

Job 21:7

Wherefore do the wicked live, grow old, yea, become mighty in power?

Psalm 37:1

{A Psalm of David.} Fret not thyself because of evil-doers, and be not envious of them that work unrighteousness;

Jeremiah 12:1

Righteous art thou, Jehovah, when I plead with thee; yet will I speak with thee of thy judgments. Wherefore doth the way of the wicked prosper? wherefore are all they at ease that deal very treacherously?

Psalm 37:7

Rest in Jehovah, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him that prospereth in his way, because of the man that bringeth mischievous devices to pass.

Proverbs 23:17

Let not thy heart envy sinners, but be thou in the fear of Jehovah all the day;

Proverbs 3:31

Envy not the man of violence, and choose none of his ways.

Proverbs 24:1

Be not thou envious of evil men, neither desire to be with them;

James 4:5

Think ye that the scripture speaks in vain? Does the Spirit which has taken his abode in us desire enviously?

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